Apparently, an Uber driver uncle here has made an insensitive comment to a young African lady that has gotten her all riled up.
More specifically, when commenting on Africa, he said:
“In Africa, it’s just skinny black people running around with spears. Yes, that’s what Africa is to us.”
Oops. Perhaps we were putting it a bit mildly when we simply said “insensitive”.
Iwani Zoe Mawocha, who describes herself as an actress living in Singapore, put up this public rant last week after that infuriating Uber ride (screenshots below).
Further commenting on the incident, she said:
“How can you change the mind of someone so thoroughly lacking in empathy, common sense, and basic geography.”
The only way to “change people’s minds,” Iwani says, is through “Black Excellence.”
“I will not beg you to understand. I will not teach you. You will watch my African excellence thrive, and then you will learn respect.”